Girl 'killed' for marrying against family's wishes

A management student was allegedly killed by her family on Friday night for marrying inter-caste against the wishes of her parents.

Police have booked parents of deceased Indu Sharma and three others in a murder case and conspiring to cremate the body under suspicious circumstances.

Hailing from a Bhramin's family Indu had secretly married Ajay Rohil, a Jat boy, on October 10 at Punjab and Haryana high court.

Both were studying in the third year of Bachelor of Business Administration at a private college at Israna town, near Panipat.

Both belonged to different localities of the Panipat town.

Indu's family allegedly did not approve their relationship forcing the coupe to marry without their consent.

After their marriage, Indu's family contacted them on October 12 and assured to approve their alliance.

Same day they took Indu to their residence and promised to throw a party at their wedding reception on November 24.

However, Ajay was informed by his friends this morning about Indu's mysterious death.

As her family avoided contacting him, Ajay rushed to the creation ground with his friends and alleged the deceased's face had severe injury marks.

She was alleged hurriedly cremated by using petrol this morning.

Ajay alleged that the police officials at 8 Marla police post harassed him and his father and did not take timely action.

"Police officials misbehaved with me for marrying without girl's family. They even handcuffed my father who had gone to 8 Marla Police Post to lodge a complaint about the murder," Ajay alleged.

Meanwhile, the deputy superintendent of police Varinder Vij told HT on Saturday evening that as Ajay approached the police on Saturday morning that Indu was killed her family members, police acted promptly rushed to the cremation ground.

"Before police could react, the cremation was done. Since no postmortem examination was conducted on the body, cause of death cannot be ascertained. We are keeping our options open to see if forensic science or circumstantial evidences could help in cracking the case," said Vij.

DSP said that the police had yet to interrogate the accused family.


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